Trail Riding!

Saturday was still somewhat warm in the 80s and humid, but way better than the rest of the week has been.  Since rain was in the forecast and it was hot, I decided to stick closer to home for my solo ride and hit most of the trails and designated bike routes around.  So join me, okay?  It’s a bit of a long post.

This path has a cinder surface.  Not my favorite to ride on, but it’s pretty.

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This goes through Hudson Falls into Glens Falls.  Once it gets to  Glens Falls, it is paved.  Crossing over Quaker Road:

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Good thing I took that crossbow class at BOW as apparently we have a date for the zombie apocalypse.

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Here is part of the designated bike route.  Just a shoulder, really.  There are posted “Share the Road” signs.

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This is at the end of someone’s driveway.

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Circling around to near SUNY Adirondack.  This used to be Adirondack Community College, but just recently joined the SUNY system.

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There was a motorcycle safety class going on.  These people were just circling and circling:

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At mile 15, I arrived back in Glens Falls and stopped at Coffee Planet for my mid ride treat!

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I have been dying to try a salted caramel cream puff, but normally a Glens Falls ride isn’t long enough to justify it LOL!  It was today.

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Worthy of the miles, too!  With an iced latte.

After a rest, it was back on to a different trail.  The canal heritage trail.  Back on cinder with some company!

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Then near the dam:

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It would have felt really good to jump in there, too!  I took this opportunity to put on more sunscreen.  Gotta keep that pasty white look year round 😀

I back tracked and hopped over the bridge to the Betar Bikeway.  This is only about 1 mile long or so, but very quiet and pretty.

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I was hoping to see some cool birds, but only saw a goose.  Usually this trail is good for at least a heron.

Back out to route 9 and Uh-Oh

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I did decide to go for it and ride to the right of the cones and the roads were actually okay.  The work was being done on the curb so the road surface was still good.  Not to mention it was nice that there was a barrier between me and the cars.

Back around to home and this is just road riding. Not designated for biking, but this is really the only way to get back home from here.  Here is the Hudson Falls Hydroelectric Project:

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See that nasty old building in the background?  That is part of the GE property and not used.  The same corporation that pooped its PCBs into the Hudson and contaminated it and then dragged their feet for years before finally agreeing to clean it up (dredging photos from last week).

Here is a photo of the old bridge people used to go over.

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You can just see the current bridge to the left.  I am glad they haven’t torn this old bridge down because it is very cool looking.

One last stop at a farm stand to get some blueberries and it was home.

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Ride stats:

Total miles:  31.7

Average speed: 11.9 (city riding)

Top speed:  24.5

Calories burned:  1169 (cream puff worthy!)

Oh, almost forgot the obligatory selfie!

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Hope your weekend was just as good!

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16 thoughts on “Trail Riding!

  1. Marianne

    I think the scenery in your area is absolutely gorgeous! Love your photography. Wish our temperatures in central Florida were as cool as yours. It is unbelievably hot and humid here right now.

  2. debby

    I’ll tell you what–you got me with that salted caramel cream puff. I really can’t think of a better dessert in all the world LOL.

    I loved being along on your ride. I should do that with my swimming. Somehow, I don’t think it would be quite the same–“here’s one end of the pool” “here’s the other end of the pool” etc etc.
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  3. Shelley B

    What an adventure! You live in a really beautiful part of the country – nice to see such a change from Texas (and California). And now I want to take my camera on a run, although I think it might not be as fun as your pictures. Plus I don’t get to stop midway for a lovely treat – well, I COULD, but there’s no way I’d start running again, lol!
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  4. Colleen

    I love looking at the pictures of your rides! Thanks for “bringing” us a long. I actually got my husband to go on a ride with me. He rode 13.5 miles! That’s not a long ride for me but for him its HUGH! Ill take it. Its a beginning right?

  5. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    I always LOVE your bike ride posts – there’s so much great stuff you see along the way! We just have mile after mile of farmland. 🙂

    That salted caramel cream puff looks to-die-for. Holy cow!

    If I lived in the area, I’d sign up for the Zombie 5K – even walking it sounds like hilarious fun. Hee
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  6. Lynn

    Lori,

    The bike path that you ride is so pretty and well kept. I sure am glad there is not a salted caramel creme puff of that calibur around where I live. It looked delicious and deadly.

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